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Blanton, Fleming Tabbed in Fifth

A pair of defensive stalwarts from Notre Dame's 2008 recruiting class were selected today in the fifth round of the NFL Draft.

Both hit campus in the summer of 2008. Both started multiple games as true freshmen, and both finished their Irish careers playing in 50 of a possible 51 games. Cornerback Robert Blanton and linebacker Darius Fleming followed similar career paths at Notre Dame and today both were selected in the 5th Round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Blanton as the 139th pick by the Minnesota...

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